15+ Great Ways to Have Fun Locally February School Vacation Week

School Vacation Week is here. Wondering how to keep your children busy and have some fun while their out of school? Well, we pulled together our list of more than a dozen picks for family fun all week long. Check them out:

Disney On Ice Presents Mickey's Search Party

Catch Mickey and friends as they return to the TD Garden for Disney On Ice’s “Mickey’s Search Party,” an all-new show promising to bring the magic closer to fans than ever before through dynamic and immersive moments taking place on the ice, in the air and in their seats. Tickets start at $15. Performances are happening all week long. TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston.

Bugs Bunny Film Festival 2019

The Brattle Theatre’s Bugs Bunny Film Festival is back. For more than 20 years, its been delighting audiences of children and adults alike. Feb. 15-21. Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Cambridge.

MIT Museum Feb Fest

Join the folks over at the MIT Museum for their annual FEb Fest celebration during school vacation week featuring daily hands-on activities, tours, workshops and more. MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. 

Winter Skate at Patriot Place

Head to Gillette Stadium for some ice skating at Patriot Place for this time-honored, outdoor skating tradition with extended hours for school vacation week. Price is $10 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under and seniors 65 and older. Skate rentals are $5. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. all week long. Patriot Place, 2 Patriot Place, Foxboro. Plus, the Patriots mascot Pat Patriot will be at Winter Skate on Presidents Day from Noon to 2 p.m.

Movies at Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Faneuil Hall Marketplace plays host to free “Movies at the Marketplace” Feb. 18-21. Enjoy four free movies this week starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Lower Rotunda of the Quincy Market Building. Monday it’s “Incredibles 2,” Tuesday is “Hotel Transylvania 3,” Wednesday enjoy “Coco,” and Thursday it’s “Paddington 2.” 

Presidents’ Day Family Festival

Join the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum on Monday, Feb. 18 for a day of fun, hands-on activities for children as actors portraying Presidents John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison and First Lady Dolley Madison take you back in time to when the United States was just beginning. You can also try out hands-on history crafts, and more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Columbia Point, Boston.

February School Vacation Week Fun at the Franklin Park Zoo

Head to the Franklin Park Zoo any day during school vacation week and learn all about the incredible biodiversity of the natural world. From craft to zookeeper chats and more, you’ll have a great day at the Franklin Park Zoo with its vacation programming. Feb. 18-22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston. 

Celebrate National Engineers Week at the Boston Children’s Museum

Celebrate National Engineers Week at the Boston Children’s Museum. From Sunday, Feb. 17 through Saturday, Feb. 23, enjoy activities that will challenge you to build, design, create and problem-solve, plus additional special programming. Daily, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., Boston.

“School of Rock” at the Opera House

Grab the kiddos and take them to a show the whole family will enjoy while Broadway in Boston presents “School of Rock” at the Boston Opera House all week long. Boston Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston.

Artful Animals Family Fun Museum of Fine Arts

Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts has family programming all week during school vacation. Enjoy artful animals during Cogan Family Foundation Vacation Week Adventures. Be inspired by the furry, fluffy and feathered to create art. Hunt for animals on a family tour. Listen to animal-themed children’s stories and attend a performance. Feb. 18-22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (with special hours Wednesday 10 a.m to 8 p.m.). Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. 

Free Ice Skating on Frog Pond

Enjoy free ice skating on Frog Pond all week long during school vacation week. Free admission also includes skat rentals. There are six sessions daily and tickets are on a first come, first serve basis. Feb. 18-22, 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Boston Common Frog Pond.

Children’s Events at the Boston Public Market

Head on over to the Boston Public Market for some fun events for the kiddos. All events take place at Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover St., Boston:

Tuesday, Feb. 19: Enjoy story hour with Storyteller Doria Hughes, well known for her silly sound effects, wacky faces and encouraging audience participation. 10-11 a.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 19: Bring the kiddos to escape the cold and enjoy winter crafts in the Kids’ Nook. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (while supplies last).

Thursday, Feb. 21: Join New England Conservatory for a fun-filled musical storytelling program featuring Cellist Alex Fowler who will introduce young listeners to his instrument through musical games and stories about monkeys. 10-11 a.m.

Friday, Feb. 22: Join the Highland Street Foundation Winter Camp for a scavenger hunt around the market featuring educational elements that help kids understand food and their local food system. 1-3 p.m.

Blue Man Group Gets Artsy for February Vacation

Blue Man Group is offering free art activities before shows Feb.18-24 and have an expanded schedule including weekday matinees at 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.. Tickets start at $39. Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

American Girl Live at the Boch Center Shubert Theatre

Catch this all-new musical that takes place at a sleepover camp where iconic American Girl characters come to life in a tale of adventure, friendship and bravery. Performances run Feb. 22-24. Tickets start at $35. Boch Center Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont St., Boston. 

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